I Told You I Was Sick!

Richard Reece

First published 3/4/11 on MedInnovation Blog

In 1925 W.C. Fields (1880-1946), writing in Vanity Fair, proposed this epitaph for himself, “ Here lies W.C Fields, I told you I was sick!”

As it turned out, his final epitaph in Hollywood read, “Better here than in Philadelphia.”

But I digress. I thought of W.C. Fields when reading But Doctor, You’re Wrong! (Real Story Press, 1999). Its author, Eileen Radziunas, lives in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, with her husband, Ed, an IT Specialist for United Healthcare. She is 61 years old and is incapacitated by a rare multisystem disease, Behcet’s syndrome.

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The Physician Foundation Grassroots Report


I would like to bring to your attention a remarkable document. It is a 110 page white paper Health Reform and the Decline of Physician Private Practice.

It is a grassroots report conducted on behalf of The Physicians Foundation by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s largest physician recruiting firm. The Foundation is a nonpartisan, grant-making organization representing independent practicing physicians in state medical societies.

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